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Published May 12th 2012 (first published 1918)
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The best introduction to Ezra Pound's work.

Although Eliot wrote this essay before Pound had really begun to sink his teeth into his major opus - The Cantos - this piece helps you understand a) where Pound is coming from (in terms of which ancient poets he is reading and emulating) and b) what he is trying to achieve with modernism; and c) his thoughts on the paradox between vers libre (free verse) and mechanics.

As Eliot pithily states, Pound first mastered all the major poetic forms and meters
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Eliot's essay on Pound is also an essay on the art of crafting poetry.
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Insightful look at the poetry style of Ezra Pound written by another poet. I understood more of this than the actual poetry. Interesting read.
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Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry." He wrote the poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets; the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party; and the essay Tradition and the Individ ...more
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